My second book review for the week is It’s Better to Look Up: Life Experiences Shared From the Pulpit. I love when I find a book that is inspiring in some way, and interesting at the same time. It’s Better to Look Up has stories from the lives of various prophets, apostles, and church leaders from General Conference. They’re simple stories, with a memorable lesson that can be applied to anyones life.
It’s Better to Look Up is at Desert Book. They were kind enough to share this book with me so I could tell you all about it.
I have loved reading through this book, and finding stories I’ve cherished when I first heard them, and new stories that I haven’t heard before, or have forgotten. One story that Elder Carl B. Cook told at the October 2011 General Conference. He talked about baring a heavy load at the time, and when he was on the elevator he was looking down trying to decide how he was going to do all he’d been asked. Then someone got on the elevator, and it was the Prophet. He asked what was wrong, and Elder Cook responded by saying, “Nothing.” President Monson gave him great wisdom, that Elder Cook shared with us that day. President Monson said, “It’s better to look up.” Simple, yet grand advice. Sometimes the loads we bare bring us down, they are heavy on us physically, mentally, and emotionally. However, instead of feeling discouraged, we need to direct our thoughts up to heaven where we can receive the help that will lessen our load.
There are pages, and pages of wonderful examples of lessons learned that in turn, we can learn, or be reminded of. As a mom of 6 kids, I often find myself forgetting what is most important, what is most needed, or where I need to actually go for help each day. I love finding a book I can grab, turn to any page, and just read a quick pick me up that can help me throughout the entire day.